What a way to let people know what is deep down my heart! I will share my views on Chinese metaphysics with my audience without reservation. Please treat this blog as a public park where friends can exchange ideas.
I saw a very interesting commercial. One little boy went to a machine selling soft drinks. He was too short to reach a certain brand because the button was located at a higher level. So he inserted a coin and pushed the button of a more popular brand that he could reach. One can came out. He did the same to get another can. Then he put the two cans together and step on them to reach button of the less popular brand. After the can he wanted came out, he took it and went away enjoying his drink.
I think the person who designed this commercial should be fired. He was giving more exposure to the competitor. There is also a message sent out: the competitor sells two while you can sell only one.
I have seen worse advertisememts and I thank the advertisers who want to reach high by stepping on me.
The Chinese equivalent of the word "experience" consists of two characters: 經驗. The first character means "passed through" or "go through". The second character means "examined" or "tested".
In order to have experience, it is not enough to have just passed through or gone through certain happenings. The person must examine the why and the how and to have the resulted tested. In this way, he is experienced.
In my school, I always expect my students to learn the theory well before putting it to practice. He will get acknowledgement as a certified practitioner only when he is experienced.
With proper training, one can become a professional when he has gained enough practical experience. If one is dedicated to metaphysics by going through proper training and gaining well examined case studies, he can become a proficient professional in one year. If a person does not receive proper training and just thinking wild, he cannot be a professional even if he claims to have many years of experience. There lies the difference.